Category Archives for "Smart Spending"

Ask Chuck: How Do I Recession Proof Our Finances?

Dear Chuck, If we’re headed towards an economic downturn, how can I recession proof our finances?  Recession Proofing     Dear Recession Proofing,   Many economists believe we are headed toward major economic challenges. Consider just three reasons: Jobless claims are at an 8-month high as layoffs increase in number. We have experienced record-high inflation, and consumer […]

Ask Chuck: Financial Advice for Lifelong Singles

Dear Chuck, Many of my single friends (divorced, widowed, and lifelong singles) are struggling to make ends meet. Is there an approach to managing money for those who are single and may never marry? Advice for Lifelong Singles   Dear Advice for Lifelong Singles, Thank you for the question. This is a very important trend […]

Ask Chuck: Fasting for Financial Breakthrough

Dear Chuck, I am seriously worried about our finances. We are struggling to keep up, even with two incomes. We need God’s intervention!   Desperate for Hope   Dear Desperate for Hope, Inflation is on everyone’s mind. There is pain at the gas pump, pain in the grocery aisles, pain in the car markets, pain […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Retire with a Mortgage?

Dear Chuck, Is it wrong to carry a mortgage in retirement? We are both preparing to retire but have 20 years left on our home mortgage.  Senior Mortgage Concerns    Dear Senior Mortgage Concerns,  My general response is to recommend that you (and everyone else) get completely out of debt before you retire. This verse […]

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